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How to protect yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware is most notorious computer virus in the cyber world.The victim usually get infected through compromised email attachments or malicious links and other form of malware that are disguised as legitimate.

There are some steps that can be taken to protect yourself from ransomware:

1- Use external sources to backup your files regularly, so that you are able to restore them after a potential infection is removed.

2- Ensure that your computer is up to date with the latest security patches operating system and antivirus software. This will help to protect against known ransomware and other forms of malware.

3- Be aware of suspicious emails and links. If you receive an email that you don’t recognize or contains a link to a website, delete it immediately.

4- Ensure your systems are hardening properly. Secure configuration settings can help limit your organization’s threat surface and close security gaps leftover from default configurations.

5- Security awareness training is key to stopping ransomware in its tracks. When employees can spot and avoid malicious emails, everyone plays a part in protecting the organization.

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